Sea Base: Base Camp
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The main camp for Sea Base is located near mile marker 72 on US Route 1 on Islamorada in the Keys.  It's a 2+ hour shuttle ride from Fort Lauderdale Airport.

The camp is unlike any other camp site we've ever been to, with excellent facilities.


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The very first order of business after our arrival was to get our snorkel gear and get wet.  The swim test was a piece of cake... we were more than prepared.  We then went down the dock a bit to get training and practice with our new gear, which was a first for many of us.

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We learned that Mr. Pratt rocks at table tennis.

He took on all challengers and left carnage and bloodshed in his wake.  Between the two nights we spent at base camp, his record was 23-1


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Scouts come to Sea Base from all across America (there was even another Troop 14 there).  However, we were only the 2nd troop to have ever been there from the Revolutionary Trails Council.

We woke and met at revelry each morning there, and met again before the evening meal.  On the last day there, we actually had a special luau (which explains the Hawaiian shirts)

The dorms they put us in were air-conditioned, and we had our own bathroom - luxury, when compared to most base camps!



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Main | Day by Day | There & Back | Base Camp | Weather | Sunsets | Panoramas | Fishing
Lobsters | Snorkeling | Wrecks | 100 Fathom Club | Boca Grande | Key West | Jolly II Rover
Atop the Mast | Rope Swing | The Crew | Sleeping | War at Sea | Food | Cleanups
Memorabilia | Bread Crumbs | Books and Movies | Friendly Faces | Lessons Learned

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By way of full disclosure, both of the above photos actually came from a CD that we received from Sea Base... none of us actually took these shots.  But, the place absolutely did look like this... honest.

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